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driver for technisat skystar2 dvb card


maxrpunkt
 

hi, here is something i figured out the past three days:


the new technisat skystar2 dvb driver/software with version 4.2.8
don't works fine. resulting in a lot of lost segments and 20% lower
signal quality.

maybe this is system specific. specs of my receiving system are:
1.2m kathrein dish
2.4Ghz
1GB Ram
160GB HD
winxp pro
tellique 2.3.0a
skystar 2 dvb card with driver and software version 4.2.2


a_van_belle
 

--- In MSG-1@..., "maxrpunkt" <reuterm@l...> wrote:

the new technisat skystar2 dvb driver/software with version 4.2.8
don't works fine. resulting in a lot of lost segments and 20% lower
signal quality.
Hello Max,

Don't be fooled by the lower signal quality. The new Skystar rev2.6B
readings are simply lower compared to the old rev2.3 card.
This reading is a calculated value, it is not calibrated and may even
depend on drivers.
Have read reports that the USB box has even lower signal quality
readings.
To be sure that your Antenna/LNB/receiver/PC do work correctly try to
view sailing channel with ProgDVB, see previous messages in this list.

But one remark: The 4.2.8 driver is packed only with the new 2.6B
revision. I am not sure if this version is fully compatible with the
old card reveision. To be save better stick to the 4.2.2 driver for
older cards.
If other members do use 4.2.8 driver on Skystar rev 2.3 succesfully,
please let us know.

Greetings,
Arne van Belle


maxrpunkt
 

Hi, how can i figure out, which skystar card version i am using?
regards, max


David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "maxrpunkt" <reuterm@...>
To: <MSG-1@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 9:20 AM
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: driver for technisat skystar2 dvb card


Hi, how can i figure out, which skystar card version i am using?
regards, max
Physical examination.

(The older 2.3 card has a chip with a finned heatsink near the tuner, on
which would could fry eggs!).

David


a_van_belle
 

--- In MSG-1@..., "David J Taylor" <david-taylor@b...>
wrote:
Hi, how can i figure out, which skystar card version i am using?
regards, max
Physical examination.

(The older 2.3 card has a chip with a finned heatsink near the
tuner, on
which would could fry eggs!).
And the Transponder status screen does only show BER + value on the
older 2.3 card. (below SNR, above Uncorrected Blocks)
On the old card the F-connector is placed near the top of the
cardslot, on the 2.6B revision it's almost at the bottom (mainbord
side).

Arne van Belle